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Poster: wisconsindead Date: Jun 16, 2011 9:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'What was your first Road Trip?' TDIH

too young. Sounds like it was amazing. Nice story

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Poster: dark.starz Date: Jun 18, 2011 1:55am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'What was your first Road Trip?' TDIH


Interesting yes, fun? not yet, this was the first time in my life responsible for the lives of five people. The fairgrounds turned out to be a rather dismal place for a performance.

It was obvious that Phil, Bill & Donna didn't really want to be there, further it was mostly a losing proposition in terms of the business side as well.

If you think about the "Wall of Sound" technically you basically had five or six channels of information fed to amps and speakers dedicated to each musician with the balance of channels dedicated to the vocal's. The individual musician controlled their own specific volume.

There were no “stage monitors” and at times it was difficult for the performers to hear one another, hence the sound issues within the first set.

Jerry rose above the gloom of the event in his typical positive methodology and made a go of the day witnessed by his wild expressions during Eyes & Playin which brought both Weir & Keith along and there were a few great moments that indeed attest to this days historical significance.

“The fun” eventually arrived at The Auditorium Theatre in June of 1976. If you have come thus far, perhaps you’d be willing to go a little further....

Chicago Auditorium Theatre 06/27/76

Chicago Auditorium Theatre 06/28/76

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